Friday, March 23, 2012

Kick the Can Homemade Ice cream - Allergy options

This is all that was left of our ice cream experiment.

We made Kick the Can Ice Cream.  It was so simple and so delicious.  And we made it with coconut milk so my String Beane could eat it. 

It started with a trip to Lowe's to get some new paint cans.  I bought one gallon size paint can and one quart size paint can.  I washed the quart size can and dried it.

I mixed up my ice cream ingredients and put it in the quart sized can.  I put the paint can lid on and made sure it was good and sealed.  I then put the quart sized can in the gallon can and alternated ice and rock salt until it was full.  I sealed up the gallon sized can and outside we went.

Here is String Beane kicking the can.  It froze up so much that the whole outside of the can was covered with ice.  String Beane and Mr. Homegrown kicked the can back and forth for about 10 minutes.

It made the most delicious ice cream.  We ate it up quickly.

Butter Beane was very happy about it.  Who couldn't love a face like that?

This was such a fun activity to do with the little Beanes.  Go ahead and make you some. 

You totally burn off the calories by kicking the can around.  It is a dessert and an exercise plan in one! 

1 pint milk (We used the coconut milk found in the refrigerator section of the grocery store.)
1/3 cup sugar
4 tablespoons of your favorite pudding mix (We used Vanilla)

Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl until the sugar dissolves. 
Pour into the quart sized paint can.
Put quart sized paint can in the gallon sized can. 

Layer with ice and then rock salt.  I probably used about two cups of ice and 1/4 cup of rock salt for each layer.  Seal the gallon sized can.  And now kick it!  Kick the can or roll the can back and forth for at 10 minutes. 
At the end of 10 minutes, open the can up and give the ice cream a stir and serve. 

I was really happy with how quickly and solid this ice cream froze.  I have struggled with getting the ice cream to freeze when I could not use half and half or some sort of cow milk.  This coconut did the trick. 

If you want to change the flavor up, just change the flavor of pudding mix.  I am sure they would all be yummy! 

I am linking up with Metamorphosis Monday and these other Awesome Parties!  Go check them out.


  1. Thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe and great idea at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & hope to see you again next week. ~EMM

  2. What a great way to make ice cream. My son has food allergies as well and I am always looking for ways to make his food fun and special! Awesome!

  3. This looks like so much fun. I can't wait to do it with my daughter when she is older.

  4. This is so cool. I've seen ice cream in a bag before, but not in a can. What fun! Thanks for linking to Handmade Tuesdays.

  5. I'm so excited that this worked with coconut milk! My daughter is allergic to milk, so we could never try homemade ice cream. I'll be heading out to find some cans!

  6. What a great activity for the kids! Love the recipe too. :)

  7. This is such a fun idea! Cute kids! We loved having you at "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope to see you again next week! -The Sisters

  8. This is such a great idea!

    Mrs. Delightful

  9. Was there anything in the can like an oil or lining? Is it lined with plastic or is it some kind of metal inside? Just wondered. I never knew you could use things that weren't kitchen items for food! Learn something new everyday!

  10. Hi Mamie,
    He is just adorable! What a great recipe and a great idea. The next time the kids are here we will try this. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. Now that is creative! What kid wouldn't want to play and then eat! I'm glad I found your blog at the Polish The Stars party. I'm a new follower, and I would love if you stopped by and followed back so we can stay in touch. Talk to ya soon, Lori

  12. Cute pictures and great idea!!!

    I would love for you to share this at my Flaunt It Friday link party. There are also TWO amazing giveaways this week!

    Looking forward to more posts,

  13. Hello again.

    I am glad you shared this at Allergy Free Wednesdays and we'd love to have you continue to share there. However, we really need you to feature our blog hop with a direct link from your recipe post. Thanks again.

  14. This is such an incredibly cool and fun idea! Spotlighting your post on my Facebook page today!


  15. Thanks for linking up to the Kids Co-op! Too funny. I love coconut milk and then to make it into icecream...mmmmm...I'm in heaven. Add some chocolate and it could be a Bounty!

  16. What a great idea--we have severe allergies at our house too, I haven't tried coconut milk yet...I'm going to have to try this out!! So glad you linked up to the Summer Fun Party!!


  17. That is so lovely, i'm also going to make some homemade ice cream recipes and serve it on thanksgiving day!